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been a racist? >> when i saw the 12-year-old trayvon martin picture and the 270-pound george zimmerman picture, yes, no question. and strangely enough, i think that's why most of the people who believe george zimmerman is a racist today got their belief when they saw those two pictures 16 months ago. and you can't not have that thought. you can't look at 12-year-old trayvon martin and the size of george zimmerman and say there's any reason why trayvon martin should have lost his life that night. when you look at the reality, it's completely different. i see race being injected into this case in the first week that it existed. and i see that it's never left this case. >> let's consider the race factor now with two legal veterans on the scene right there, my cnn colleague don lemon and criminal defense attorney jeff gold, live in sanford, don? >> thank you very much, john. let's talk about the race factor in this. why do you think -- you were standing here when i interview ben ging crump an hour or so ago, why do you think race has been -- besides the obvious, that came up in the beginni
to defend himself from that strange man? did trayvon martin not also have that right? >> so, holly, help us understand here. obviously the prosecution has a fallback strategy of having some charge that could involve child abuse also get them a conviction. child, child, child. trayvon martin was 17 years old. effective there or overdone? >> no. what you're doing, as a trial lawyer, you don't just want to talk about facts in evidence, john, you want to connect with that jury, so you want to talk about universal truths. you want to use themes. and what john guy is doing, and very subtly here, is talking about as americans, we are all free to just walk down the street without being accosted. we are all free to take a stand and confront somebody who might be stalking us. so i thought it was very effective because he wasn't in your face about it, but it was subtle. >> i'm going to ask all of our panel to stand by. i want to turn things over to don lemon, he is in sanford, florida and someone emerged very early, someone who has been very influential about this trial. don, benjamin crump, take it a
in the february 2012 shooting death of her son, trayvon martin. citing self-defense. so sabrina fulton listened again to her son's final moments, identifying the voice screaming for help on a 911 call as that of her son, before a gunshot rang out. >> ma'am, that screaming or yelling, you recognize that? >> yes. >> and who do you recognize that to be, ma'am? >> trayvon benjamin martin. >> later, george zimmerman's defense attorney, mark omara, questioned fulton about her recognition of her son's voice. >> you certainly hope, as a mom, you certainly hope that your son, trayvon martin would not have done anything that would have led to his own death, correct. >> what i hope for is that this would have never happened and he would still be here. that's my hope. >> absolutely. >> and now dealing with the reality that he's no longer here, it is certainly your hope, as a mom, holdout hope, as long as you can, that trayvon martin was in no way responsible for his own death, correct? >> i don't believe he was. >> it was a painful week of testimony, but this morning, we're going to move past the machinati
shot trayvon martin in self-defense. right now the prosecution and defense are debating the instructions that will be given to the jury and what specific charges they can settle on. so far judge nelson has ruled that if the jury decides that george zimmerman is not guilty of second degree murder, they could still hand down a verdict that he is guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. joining me now, msnbc legal analyst, lisa bloom. lisa, tell us about what is going on in the courtroom this morning. there seems to be a lot of back and forth over the specific charges, some new ones being introduced. >> you know, it's been a hallmark of this case in what are usually fairly routine hearings, something dramatic happens. i mean we saw that with george zimmerman yesterday at the moment when we expecteded him to simply say i'm not going to testify and the judge would walk him through it. all of a sudden there were fireworks in the courtroom. and today at charging conference, the part of the trial where, outside the presence of the jury, the lawyers argue about the specific l
trial, who yelled for help on that 911 call. >> former lead investigator testified trayvon martin's father acknowledged that was not his son screaming. >> that wasn't my son's voice. >>> around 300,000 people without power in the canadian city of toronto. >>> a man is recovering after being severely burned. a car slams right into one of those pumps. >> jets head coach made a trip to pamplona this weekend. he was unhurt. >> gomez leaps. and the catch. >> all that matters -- >> one of the nation's most famous landmarks, the washington monument lit each night at dusk while the building is repaired due to earthquake damage. >> it's beautiful, proud to be an american. >> on "cbs this morning." >> you're telling me -- >> i don't have the right one. >> do you still pick up hitchhikers? >> no. >> this morning's eye-opener is presented by choice hotels. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off, so anthony mason is with us. good morning. >> good morning. nice to be here. >> glad to have you here. we're going to begin this morning with the first pub
is definitely not one. >>> 11 minutes after the hour. coming up, week three of the trayvon martin murder trial. the defense taking over now. big days ahead. can they prove george zimmerman shot the teen in self-defense? >>> a home up in smoke. a family lucky to be alive. the shocking surveillance coming up next. [ whirring ] [ dog barks ] i want to treat more dogs. ♪ our business needs more cases. [ male announcer ] where do you want to take your business? i need help selling art. [ male announcer ] from broadband to web hosting to mobile apps, small business solutions from at&t have the security you need to get you there. call us. we can show you how at&t solutions can help you do what you do... even better. ♪ bjorn earns unlimited rewards for his small business. take these bags to room 12 please. [ garth ] bjorn's small business earns double miles on every purchase every day. produce delivery. [ bjorn ] just put it on my spark card. [ garth ] why settle for less? ahh, oh! [ garth ] great businesses deserve unlimited rewards. here's your wake up call. [ male announcer ] get the spark busi
for them to find them guilty of killing trayvon martin. >> he's dead because another manmade assumptions. >> reporter: prosecutors say zimmerman profiled trayvon martin. the teen was shot and killed by the neighborhood watch volunteer last year. >> because his assumptions were wrong, trayvon benjamin martin no longer walks on this earth. >> reporter: zimmerman says he acted in self-defense. but prosecutors say he wanted to be a police officer and that's why he followed martin through his neighborhood. >> crimes have been committed in the neighborhood he was sick and tired of it. but the law doesn't say, take the law into your own hands. i'm sorry, i got the wrong guy. i'm so sorry i thought he was a criminal. >> reporter: before the closing argumenting began the judge ruled jurors can consider the lesser charge of manslaughter. it's a victory for the prosecution. because the charge still carries a potentially lengthy sentence. zimmerman could face life in prison for second degree murder and up to 30 years for manslaughter with a weapon. but the judge denied another request by prosecutors
trayvon martin. >> he's dead because another manmade assumptions. >> reporter: prosecutors say zimmerman profiled trayvon martin. the teen was shot and killed by the neighborhood watch volunteer last year. >> because his assumptions were wrong, trayvon benjamin martin no longer walks on this earth. >> reporter: zimmerman says he acted in self-defense. but prosecutors say he wanted to be a police officer and that's why he followed martin through his neighborhood. >> crimes have been committed in the neighborhood he was sick and tired of it. but the law doesn't say, take the law into your own hands. i'm sorry, i got the wrong guy. i'm so sorry i thought he was a criminal. >> reporter: before the closing argumenting began the judge ruled jurors can consider the lesser charge of manslaughter. it's a victory for the prosecution. because the charge still carries a potentially lengthy sentence. zimmerman could face life in prison for second degree murder and up to 30 years for manslaughter with a weapon. but the judge denied another request by prosecutors which would allow the jury to consider
about a toxicology report showing trayvon martin had a small amount of marijuana in his system the day he was shot. the judge's ruling follows a dramatic day of testimony that was all about the scream on this 911 call. >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> reporter: the defense asked several friends of zimmerman to listen to the call. >> whose voice is it? >> george zimmerman's voice. >> yes, definitely that's georgie. >> i thought it was george. >> no doubt in my mind that is george zimmerman. >> reporter: the screams on that 911 call are critical. the case could turn on who the jury believes the aggressor was during the deadly confrontation. the defense says the neighborhood watchman screamed when trayvon martin attacked him and he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense. martin's parents claim the screams are actually from their son, but the defense called a police officer who said tracy martin wasn't so sure when he first heard the tape. >> i in inquired as if that was -- inquired as if that was, in fact, his son yelling for help. >> what was his help? >> he looked away and
to late week. defense attorney mark o'mara says among the witnesses he plans to call to the stand, trayvon martin's father. among the witnesses, the defense will call perhaps as early as today, 17-year-old trayvon martin's father, tracy martin. when police first played a neighbor's 911 call for tracy martin, the question was, whose voice could be heard screaming for help? a sanford police detective wrote in his report, i asked mr. martin if the voice calling for help was that of his son. mr. martin, clearly emotionally impacted by the recording, quietly responded, no. george zimmerman's defense attorney, mark o'mara. >> i think cha tracy martin said wasp that's not my son's voice and i think that's information the jury needs to have. >> reporter: in court, the jury has listened to that tape repeatedly, as has tracy martin. whose voice is that? >> trayvon. >> reporter: trayvon martin's parents have not commented during the trial but did an extensive interview with nbc news a month before the trial began. >> i never said, no, that's not trayvon. but after going back to the mayor's office and
trayvon martin's text messages which reportedly showed he had been in fights and was trying to allow guns. george zimmerman maintains he shot the teen in self-defense. >>> we need to stand together as one, no cuffs no guns. let's give violence a rest. >> i know your patients will be tested. >> that is the message from florida authorities as the verdict at the george zimmerman trial looms overhead. millions of americans have made up their minds about what they believe should happen and no matter how the verdict falls authorities worry
? >> the former lead investigator testified. trayvon martin's father acknowledged that was not his son screaming. >> i know that was my son's voice. >> 300,000 people are without power from a flash flood in the canadian city. >> after being severely burned, a car slams into one of those pumps. >> all that -- >> jets head coach rex ryan made a trip to pamplona spain and ran with the bulls. rex was unhurt. >> and they win! >> and all that matters -- >> one of the nation's most famous landmarks, the washington monument will be lit each night while the monument is being repaired. >> on "cbs this morning" -- >> you're telling me -- >> i don't have the right one. >> do you still have that picture? >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented with choice hotels. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off. so anthony mason is with us. good morning. >> good morning. nice to be here. >> glad to have you here. we're going to begin this morning with the first public words from three kidnap victims who survived a decade of torture
teenager, trayvon martin, after the prosecution made its case. george howell is live for us in sanford, florida. these are the final moments of what has been a very long, a very painful period, isn't it? >> well, christine, absolutely. all eyes in this town, all eyes around the country today will be on mark o'mara. he will get three hours to make his case to convince this jury it's not manslaughter or second degree murder. the prosecution gets one hour for rebuttal before the jury walks away to make their decision. >> the attorneys will present their final arguments. >> reporter: closing arguments, the final stage in the trial for george zimmerman. >> a teenager is dead. he is dead through no fault of his own. he is dead because another manmade assumptions. >> the prosecutor went into great detail pointing out inconsistencies from zimmerman's story from the television interview he did to the re-enactment from police. they picked apart the account of what happened. >> why was he able to yell. the victim was on top. or is he lying about that? look at the gun. look at the size of this gun
of trayvon martin, an unarmed african-american teenager. although zimmerman refused to testify an intern avoided cross- examination, jurors were able to hear his side of the story in court to recordings of his statements to police as well as a televised interview with fox news conducted a year ago. haderman told fox news he no regret about the of trayvon martin and that it was part of a "god's plan." although it acknowledged zimmerman followed martin and ignored a police dispatcher's instruction to leave him be, defense attorneys have sought to portray martin as the aggressor. the artist, film maker and activist seeger has died at the age of 91. she was the wife of pc girl and a key beater and artistic programmer for the great hudson river revival. the annual fundraiser for the organization that helped to clean up the hudson river in new york. she died tuesday, less than two weeks short of what would have been their 70th wedding anniversary. those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> welcome
to tell you that trayvon martin had no decisions. that my client planned this. really? four minutes. four minutes of planning. they want you to ignore it. i guess because if you don't ignore that, factual and undeniable in a sense because with those four minutes, and now let's use your common sense. now let's decide what probably happened that night. we know the results. now, let's try and figure out why. george zimmerman probably headed back to his car. maybe, not proven but maybe. trayvon martin, four minutes doing something. we don't know. we really don't. we know he's on the phone, we know he's talking. i don't care that he called in some stupid name, he's 17 years old. the book in talks to believe they want to. i'm ok with rachel john topping 16 are 17, who cares? she's not involved in this case. the reality of what happened prove absolute innocence. for four minutes >> if you want to continue watching the closing arguments we have on our 247 news channel at what comcast 193. george zimmerman said attorneys want acquittal. the judge introducing manslaughter as another option for the
is at the courthouse once again. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning savannah. when 17-year-old trayvon martin was shot and killed by george zimmerman a medical examiners report showed he had thc in his system. that's the active chemical in marijuana. today the defense plans to present that information to the jury. this is the case that's now days away from wrapping up and the question is still being asked, whose voice is that screaming for help on that 911 call. in court monday, trayvon martin's father tracy martin says he believes his son was screaming for help on the 911 call. >> sow think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> reporter: but police detective chris serino testified he got a different answer when he asked whose voice was that. i asked if that was his son yelling for help. >> what was his response? >> he was -- it was more of a verbal and nonverbal. he looked away, and under his breath, as i interrupted it said no. >> tracy martin says he didn't say it that way. >> i didn't tell him no that wasn't trayvon. i pushed away from the table and just kind of shook my head and said i ca
's at the courthouse in sanford once again. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. when trayvon martin was shot and killed by george zimmerman, a toxicology test shows in his system there was thc. that is the active chemical for marijuana. as we go live to the courtroom, the defense is just days away from wrapping up its case. in court monday trayvon martin's father tracy martin says he believes his son was screaming for help on the 911 call. >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> but police detective chris serino testified just days after trayvon martin's death he got a different answer when he asked tracy martin whose voice was that? >> i asked him if he thought that was his son yelling for help? >> what was his response? >> he was more of a verbal and non-verbal. he looked away and under his breath, as i interpret it, said no. >> reporter: tracy martin says he didn't say it that way. >> i didn't tell him that wasn't trayvon. i think -- i kind of pushed away from the -- away from the table and shook my head and said i can't tell. >> reporter: the prosecutor asked tracy
in the moments before he shot and killed trayvon martin. zimmerman said the teen pinned him to the ground and punched him repeatedly, and he only fired in self-defense. >> it take pieces of evidence as it exists, and it puts it together in a way that does assist the jury. >> reporter: but prosecutors -- >> this animation and the subsituation -- >> reporter: and even judge nelson questioned the accuracy of the animation. just moments ago, george, the judge ruled against admitting that 3d animation. and the text messages. they're taking fewer notes. they're asking for fewer breaks, which means they've probably already made up their minds. >> matt, thanks very much. >>> let's bring in dan abrams, our chief legal affairs anchor. >> that jury is sequestered. one reason they went so late last night. >> the judge is trying to get as much done as possible because there's a bunch of jurors sitting in a hotel, away from their families, wanting to go home and wanting the trial to end. so, it is admirable that the judge is taking this late and saying to them that we have to get this going. i think ma
of the last chances for the state to convince the jury once and for all that zimmerman murdered trayvon martin. i present you come back with a verdict that is just, a verdict that this defendant is guilty of murder. >> it got abduces way after a contentious moment in the courtroom over what the judge will tell the jury before the start of deliberation. jurors will have the option to consider a manslaughter charge in addition to the second degree murder charge zimmerman has faced throughout the trial. the judge denied the prosecution's request to also consider a third degree murder charge after hearing fierce opposition from the defense. >> just when i thought this case couldn't get anymore bizarre. >> much of the morning was overshadowed by fireworks between judge nelson and defense attorney don west. >> i have provided you on three separate occasions with the court's professional conduct in the courtroom. do not continue to argue with the the court after we've ruled. >> the defense is expected to begin closing arguments friday morning. the all female jury could begin deliberations by the afte
that shot and killed trayvon martin. the prosecution called zimmerman a quote want to be cop. >> a teenager is dead. he is dead through no fault of his own. he is dead because another m man made assumptions. >> zimmerman alhas pleaded not guilty. >>> a woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for running a real estate ponzi scheme. she was convicted of 52 fraud felonies earlier this year. she was found guilty of scamming family and friends out of more than 2 million bucks. investors thought their money was going to homeowners, but she spent the money on things like luxury cars, expensive clothes and furniture. she was sentenced on tuesday. >>> in class action tonight, the latest on a developing story and the controversy surrounding a charter school. there's new information involving american indian model schools. these pictures show search warrants being executed. now we're learning the fbi seized documents and computers from the home of the founder of the schools. latth last year it was revealed that nearly $4 million was paid from the charter schools to businesses associated with chavez
the work of jjp, juvenile justice project. we're seeing this in the case of george zimmerman and trayvon martin we've been following on msnbc. a lot of the discourse has to do with the assumed criminality of young male black bodies. on the one hand we want effective policing, respect in communities. sometimes the very people we need to show the most respect for are those that have the greatest stereotypes associated with them because they share the characteristics of those victimized and victimizing others. how can we create a better environment for young people of color. >> juvenile justice project has been focused on several things. one is empowering the people most impacted by the violence in our city to become voices and leaders and articulating solutions, which is so important, to get positive images out about how many young black citizens are successful. absolutely. i have a kid in my program who rides his bike two hours to work and home every night at 2:00 in the morning thaws that's the job he could get and how he can get there. >> riding his bike opens him to profiling and other
was defending himself and the state had failed to prove its case. family members of the slain teenager, trayvon martin, took the witness stand, along with the coroner. martin's mother, sybrina fulton, dismissed questions from the defense that the screams heard in a 9-1-1 recording on the night of the killing were not her son's. >> you certainly would have had to hope that was your son screaming before you heard it, correct? >> i didn't hope for anything. i just simply listened to the tape. >> and in your mind, as his mother, there was no doubt whatsoever that it was him screaming, correct? >> absolutely. >> sreenivasan: late today, zimmerman's mother testified on his behalf. she said it was her son screaming on the 9-1-1 call. it is still unknown if zimmerman himself will take the stand in his own defense. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and to egypt, where hundreds of thousands took to the streets again today, this time from opposing camps. violent confrontations flared between backers of former president mohammed morsi and those who ousted him two da
trayvon martin in self-defense after the teenager attacked him last year. >> gladys zimmerman. >> and as witnesses friendlier to the defense take the stand this week, whether zimmerman does himself becomes a more significant question by the day. >> we're still considering it. >> perhaps even as crucial as a question that may never be answered. >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> who's screaming in that 9-1-1 call. >> we still don't know if zimmerman will take the stand. most attorneys think it would be a major blunder if he did take the stand because he would have to answer so many questions on cross-examination about the many inconsistencies throughout his story. >> the state called 38 witnesses trying to portray zimmerman as a rogue neighborhood watch leader who profiled, followed, confronted and ultimately killed martin. >> let me put it this way, there are two people involved here, one of them's dead and one of them's a liar. >> defense attorney mark o'mara attacked the prosecution's theory that zimmerman's conduct meets the standard for a second-degree murder ch
about text messages from shooting victim trayvon martin. the trial ran so late last night, the lights went out on a timer and zimmerman had to get permission to stay in court past his 10 p.m. curfew. >>> dzhokhar tsarnaev is set to be arraigned today for his role in the boston marathon bombings this past april. it will be his first public appearance since i was found in a boat days after the april explosion. 19-year-old is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the attack which killed three people and injured more than 260. >>> time now 5:09. the sailboats are in place! so what about the spectators? a look at the reception for the first week of america's cup competition. >> and we have a rare soccer hat trick for today's play of the day. the bay area player that helped team usa on the pitch coming your way. >>> low clouds and fog surging onshore. looks like we are headed for cooler weather. we'll have details coming up. >>> and they finished their lane changes this morning across the golden gate bridge. we have four moving wellheading into is. we'll have your latest drive
murder trial. the judge is deciding if text messages and facebook postings from trayvon martin will be allowed as evidence. this is a live look inside the courtroom. the defense could rest today. one of its witnesses yesterday was a forensic pathologist who suggested martin was on top of zimmerman when the shot that killed martin was fired. >> the clothing itself has to be two to four inches away from the body at the time mr. martin was shot. >> trial ran so late last night, the lights on a timer went out at 8:00, and zimmerman had to get permission from the judge to stay in court past his 10 p.m. curfew. >>> dzhokhar tsarnaev will be arraigned toda in his first public appearance since being arrested. he is charged with using a weapons of mass destruction in the attack which killed and injured dozens. >>> the painstaking extrication for one mechanic coming your way. >> coming up in sports, pablo sandoval was trying to bring the giants out of their offensive slump and the as get some much deserved all-star love. we'll explain coming up. ,,,,,, car. the owner knew her 7-foot pet
unarmed teen trayvon martin in a florida neighborhood last year. the defense rested its case yesterday without the defendant taking the stand. the question of whether or not zimmerman would testify led to a heated exchange between the judge and the defense attorneys. listen in. >> and have you made a decision, sir, as to whether or not you want to testify -- >> your honor, i object to the question. >> okay. overruled. have you made a decision as to whether or not you want to testify in the case? >> i -- i object to that question. i think that's -- >> overruled. the court is entitled to inquire if mr. simpler man has determined to testify. mr. zimmerman, have you made a decision as to whether or not you want to testify in this case? >> zimmerman claims self- defense around is charged with second-degree murder looking at 25 to life if convicted. the judge could ask the jury to consider lesser charges like manslaughter. >>> i'm cate caugiran live in oakland. coming up on kpix 5, fbi and police are back searching for that missing toddler. we'll tell you where they are focusing their sear
to play deputy dog all the time. the fooct he's calling trayvon the suspect on the phone. it is like you're not a cop! and he's not suspected of anything! >> hal: he's suspect because of what he looks like. the reason he wanted to know the stand your ground details is because it is a cya situation. he could cover his butt23 he decided to shoot one of these guys. in this case the cartoonish story he makes up about jumping out of the bushes, punching him in the nose, yelling -- he goes he's fiddling around for my gun. i think he fell for the gun. i think he was trying to get it. says you're going to die tonight. and that was why he was justified in pulling the gun and shooting him. the cartoonish fantasy that he has drafted for the cops to cover his butt in the case that you know, he needs to use this defense is the problem with this law. is the essence of the problem with this law is that now almost anybody can shoot almost anybody else and use that as justification as long as the other person is dead. >> stephanie: that's what i mean. exactly. it almost encourages you to kill them so the
the neighborhood watchman committed a crime or acted in self defense when he shot and killed 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> no justice! no peace! >> yesterday, dozens of people rallied in sanford, florida in support of martin. police and community leaders there are asking for calm, as they await a verdict. yesterday, the defense made its closing argument. >> it is a tragedy, but you can't allow sympathy to feed into it. >> the judge in the case ruled this week that the jury can consider the lesser charge of manslaughter, as well as second degree murder. . >>> starting out with a live look at san francisco, you can see we do have gray skies, patchy fog in and around san francisco this morning. we have a warmup on the way. we're beginning to see those signs already this morning. starting with storm tracker 2, we do have low clouds along the coastline. the marine layer, not as thick as yesterday, so that influence, not going to be as widespread, especially for our inland communities. we're looking at a warmup for your area today. the low cloud deck, not as widespread either. although i'm still seei
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